If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 000 immediately.

Emergency | emergencia | Notfall | 緊急 | крайняя необходимость: 112 or 000

Ambulance | ambulancía | Krankenwagen | 救急車 | скорая помощь: 000

State emergency service: 132 500

Helpline: 1800 737 732

The National Sexual Assault, Family & Domestic Violence Counselling Line


A free and confidential telephone and online service for any Australian experiencing, or who has experienced, domestic or family violence and/or sexual assault. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732

Translating and Interpreting Service

Call 13 14 50 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT.

National Relay Service

For callers who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment.

TTY/Voice Calls: call 133 677 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732.

Speak and Listen: call 1300 555 727 and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT.

Internet relay users

Visit the National Relay Service website and ask them to contact 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732.

Kids Help Line

1800 551 800

Free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 in Australia. Call 1800 551 800 for help.


Australian Childhood Foundation

1800 176 453/ 03 9874 3922

Counselling for children and young people affected by abuse.

For information, email them at info@childhood.org.au.

For counselling services, call toll-free number 1800 176 453.


Relationships Australia

1300 364 277

Support groups and counselling on relationships, and for abusive and abused partners.

To be connected to the nearest Relationships Australia, call 1300 364 277 (for the cost of a local call).


Blue Knot Foundation

1300 657 380

Telephone counselling for adult survivors of childhood trauma, their friends, family and the health care professionals who support them. Call 1300 657 380 between 9am-5pm for counselling services or email at helpline@blueknot.org.au.


WESNET is a national women’s peak advocacy body which works on behalf of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence.


Download in Google Play or the iTunes App Store

Penda is a free, national app with legal, financial, and personal safety information and referrals for women who have experienced domestic and family violence. It was developed by the Women’s Legal Service Qld with funding from Financial Literacy Australia.

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Australian Government Department of Human Services


Child Protection Helpline: 13 2111

Domestic Violence Line ‍1800 656 463

Australian Capital Territory

Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT


Phone: (02) 6280 0900

New South Wales

Domestic Violence Line



Phone: 1800 65 64 63


DV Connect


Phone: 1800 811 811


Safe Steps Family Violence Response Center


Phone: 1800 015 188 or 03 9322 3555

Western Australia

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline

Phone: 1800 007 339 or (08) 9223 1188

South Australia

Domestic Violence Crisis Service

Phone: 1300 782 200

Domestic Violence and Aboriginal Family Violence Gateway Service (including Domestic Violence Help Line)

Phone: 1800 800 098


Family Violence Response Referral line


Phone: 1800 633 937

Northern Territory

Dawn House

Phone: (08) 8945 1388

In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and the United States, between 40% and 70% percent of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners.

Source: UN Women. Fast Facts: Statistics on Violence against Women and Girls. 2014

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